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The StartEngine Owner’s Bonus

Get access to three unique perks on the StartEngine platform with your Owner’s Bonus. For the price of $275 per year, you can earn 10% more on your investments in bonus-eligible offerings, learn about new launches, and get priority on the waitlist.

Reasons to Buy

Perk 01

Receive Bonus Shares

Earn 10% more on your investments in participating campaigns.

 

Perk 02

Learn About New Launches

Be the first to hear about new launches when they go live on StartEngine.

 

 

Perk 03

Priority Waitlist

Get priority on the waitlist when campaigns exceed their maximum raise amounts.

Owner's Bonus

What is the StartEngine Owner’s Bonus?

$275 Now

The Owner’s Bonus costs $275 annually and will auto renew every year. You can cancel your renewal at any time. Once you cancel, your bonus will expire at the end of that year’s period.

Bonus Shares Later

With the Owner’s Bonus, you will earn 10% bonus shares on all investments you make in participating campaigns on StartEngine for one year.

Email Notifications

Learn About New Launches

StartEngine Owner’s are notified every time a new participating campaign goes live.

Waitlist

Get Priority

Our platform gives investors with the Owner’s Bonus priority
if they are waitlisted on a company that has surpassed its maximum funding goal. This means that bonus-eligible investors will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available, in the event of canceled or failed investments.

Note: This perk only applies to companies participating in the Owner’s Bonus program.

How Do I Claim Bonus Shares?

Each participating campaign will display the Owner Bonus symbol to indicate they are participating in the Owner’s Bonus below the Invest button at the top of their campaign page. The Owner’s Bonus will also be listed in the perks section of the campaign page.

To earn bonus shares, invest in the companies participating in the program!

Owner's Bonus FAQ

The StartEngine Owner’s Bonus allows investors to:

  1. Earn a 10% bonus in shares on their investment when investing in participating companies on StartEngine that are raising capital through Regulation Crowdfunding or Regulation A+.
  2. Receive priority on the waitlist when investing in oversubscribed companies.
  3. Learn about new bonus-eligible launches via email notifications.

You will earn a bonus for any shares you purchase in participating campaigns. For example, if you buy 100 shares at $1 per share in a company, you will receive 10 bonus shares, meaning you’ll hold 110 shares for $100.

 

Investors with the Bonus also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest in a company that has surpassed its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity (along with other investors with the Bonus) to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail. 

 

In addition, StartEngine Owner’s are also notified by email every time a new company participating in the Owner’s Bonus program goes live.

Companies choose to opt in and participate in this bonus program. Not every offering is eligible for the Owner’s Bonus.

 

To identify whether a specific company is participating in the Owner’s Bonus, look for the Owner’s Bonus symbol below the Invest button at the top of the company’s campaign page. The Owner’s Bonus will also be listed in the perks section of the campaign as well.

The Owner’s Bonus is active for one year from the point of purchase. The Owner’s Bonus will auto renew every year. If you choose to cancel your Owner’s Bonus, it will expire at the end of that year’s eligibility period.

You buy it! The Owner’s Bonus costs $275 annually.

 

Note: prior to October 1st, the Owner’s Bonus was a perk associated with StartEngine’s Regulation A+ campaigns, and you had to invest $1,000 or more in StartEngine itself, or make a subsequent investment in StartEngine if you were already a StartEngine shareholder.

The Owner’s Bonus has an annual $275 payment charged at the beginning of your year’s eligibility period. Your Bonus will auto renew the following year. We will notify you in advance of that upcoming renewal.

 

If you choose to cancel at any point, your Bonus will expire at the end of that year’s eligibility period.

 

Alternatively, if you make 2 investments of any amount within the first 15 days of having the Owner’s Bonus, you will receive 12 additional months of Owner’s Bonus benefits.

 

Note: if you earned your Owner’s Bonus through one of StartEngine’s Regulation A+ offerings, then at the end of your eligibility period, you can renew your bonus by purchasing the bonus through this updated system.

The Owner’s Bonus previously was a perk associated with StartEngine’s equity crowdfunding offerings. Now that you can purchase the Owner’s Bonus as a standalone product, the bonus is not associated with StartEngine shares and does not come with any shares in StartEngine. 

If you got your Owner’s Bonus through an investment in StartEngine, in essence nothing has changed. You still have access to the same perks, and your bonus will expire at the same expiration date as before.

 

The only change is that if, at the end of your Owner’s Bonus eligibility period, you decide you would like to renew your bonus, you would simply do so by purchasing the Owner’s Bonus directly through this page as opposed to making a new investment in StartEngine.

There is no cancellation policy with the Owner’s Bonus, and you are not entitled to a full or partial refund after purchase.

The Owner’s Bonus is set to auto-renew every year. If you would like to opt out of that auto-renewal, you can do so here. Once you opt out, your Owner’s Bonus will expire at the end of your year’s eligibility period.

Prior to October 1, 2020, the Owner’s Bonus was a perk associated with StartEngine’s Regulation A+ and Regulation Crowdfunding offerings. Prior to that date, users had to make an investment of $1,000 or more in StartEngine (or make a subsequent investment in StartEngine if they were already a StartEngine investor) in order to be eligible for the Owner’s Bonus.

 

Prior to May 29th, 2019, the Owner’s Bonus only applied when investing within the first 24 hours of launch for participating Reg CF campaigns. Now, investors can earn their 10% bonus when investing at any time over the duration of a participating company’s raise.

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